Two weekends ago, my family was robbed while vacationing in our country house in El Valle (a mountain area of Panama). I've been going back and forth whether I should write about this or not since I like to keep my blog happy and positive. In the end, I decided it was best to come clean and tell you all about it.
Basically what happened was that a thief broke into our home while we were sleeping and robbed several of our things. This person stole a smartphone and cash from my brother; and also stole my smartphone, my videocamera, my professional camera, and my cash. In total, the thief stole a about $3,000 worth of things.
The worst (or perhaps the best) part of it all was that all of this happened while we were sleeping. We didn't realize that we had been robbed until we woke up the next morning to find our kitchen door wide open and many of our belongings gone. It is kind of creepy to think that this random person was walking around my bed while I was sleeping. Thank God I didn't wake up, I'm not sure how I would have reacted to that situation.
Needless to say, I was completely bummed out about it all. These are MY things you know? I worked really hard to pay for that Professional Camera and it was something I used every single day for my blog. It was kind of gross to think that some stranger had my things, was touching it, and was looking through my photos and videos (oh yes, there were some photos and videos in those cameras).
I was kind of depressed for several days to be honest. I felt very nervous all the time and I had many nightmares of strangers walking around my bed and/or being robbed. But you know how I got over it? By reminding myself that the most important thing is that everyone was safe. The situation could have been MUCH worse, and I am so happy that all of my family members are ok. That is by far the most important thing.
Sooooo, there is my story. You don't have to worry, I'm over the whole robbery thing now. In fact, as you could see from my outfit photos, I'm back to my cheerful happy self. Why shouldn't I be happy when my entire family is safe and sound?! The things that got robbed can be replaced, but my family is irreplaceable. That's the way I see it ;)